Process efficiency can be increased by eliminating the excess use of reactants, reagents, and energy, eliminating the production of waste and off-spec material, and taking advantage of low energy and raw material sources. Not well recognized is effect of sensor drift and location, missing measurements, abnormal operation, process understanding, control...
Most of the big automation vendors have ownership offshore. Invensys is British, Siemens is German, Schneider is French, ABB and E+H are Swiss, and so on. It's not unusual, and therefore not news, to hear of them making a new deal in the Middle East, or Africa or South America or wherever.
Hello All, Well I have been lost in space again. It has been an interesting month with my clients and vacation. I am now back with my feet on the ground and blogging will be picking up.